The Chambermaid

Viewer discretion advised; not recommended for minors

Directed by

Lila Avilés

102 minutes

México, 2019

Spanish w/ English subtitles

The monotonous workday of Eve, a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, is transformed into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society.

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